Hello! A rainy day to me is a good day, and today we have a cloudy, showery day here in Honduras’ industrial city. Couldn’t be better! And to go with the peaceful, nostalgic, rainy flow, I have a vintage card to share with you, created with another wonderful customizable set from Sweet n’ Sassy stamps. But then of course, I couldn’t resist using some Flourishes’ florals as well.
Sweet & Sassy stamps – Vintage Postcard
Flourishes stamps – Zinnia
Prima Marketing stamps – Vintage Vanity: Fence
Brilliance pigment ink – Graphite Black, Pearlescent Beige
Memento dye ink – Rich Cocoa
ColorBox pigment ink – Orchid
Spectrum Noir markers – Reds, Pinks
Faber Castell color pencils – 076 069, 010; 070, 063
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block – Large Letter
Inkadinkado embossing powder – Clear
Ranger Distress Ink – Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Ranger blending tool
Shery K. Designs paper – Antoinnette
Canon MG2220 printer
Merletto pearl stickers
Bazic mounting tape
Other generic materials
Specialty metallic cardstock – Pearlescent pink
Textured cardstock – Brown
Hawaii cardstock – White
3/8″ Gross grain ribbon – Light Brown
I haven’t mentioned this before but I not only love flowers in stamps, I also have flowers at home. And on the front of my house I have Zinnias, in every possible color. My zinnias look a lot like the ones on the card, so coloring this image was a delight to me. . I mixed techniques again and you possibly can’t tell right away that the vase and the leaves are actually water colored. Everything was stamped on white cardstock, that I then distressed with Old Paper ink mostly. I distressed the Zinnias quite a bit, I wanted to dull their brightness, so that they could match the vintage feel of the whole postcard.
I added some clear embossing powder to the sentiment and the background stamped pattern, and because I used pigment ink there was no need of embossing ink.
And to finish this 5 x 7 card, I used some ribbon and pearls that definitely gave the design the final touch of vintage it needed.
Hope you like it! Enjoy your weekend, stay creative and rest!
This card is participating in:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday